Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect
Great time killer
I realized recently, I had bought the 2nd in this series and not the first so I am getting myself caught up so I can play the 3rd. I very much enjoyed this game. I liked going to the different worlds and learning historical facts about different items. I liked the noises the objects made when clicked and I liked the overall finding of the Fragments but also later finding a list of things. The mini games were unique and some hard to figure out but always manageable. I didn't like having to do some of the puzzles over however. The lock and pipe puzzles kept reappearing but weren't too difficult.
The skip and hint buttons charge fast but there is no choice of difficulty as there usually wasn't back when this game was released. It was a great game in the year it was released however comparing to modern day games, its not the best. Although I found the different worlds a great idea, the people kept repeating over and over, same with their worlds. Its as if we saw their world from another angle like the room next to the previous and so on.
The plot was a little strange, it definitely explains things better in the 2nd one. Overall, this was a fun game and I recommend it especially if trying to follow along with this series as its quite good or just to kill time, this one is good. It took me about 3-4 hours to play this game. The fragments are not the easiest to find within the scenes so it took me awhile.
My only huge pet peeve would be the final puzzle because it is not skippable and its putting the items you find with the right people. My memory is kind of bad so I had a hard time trying to figure this out and whats worst of all, the ones you have right, don't stay put so once the game resets you have to put them in all over again. I would have liked it better if the ones I got right stayed put. Made it tedious and the reason I gave it only 3 stars.
October 16, 2012
gtot tiring sas i continued playing
a good game, with crisp graphics. the mini games were, for me, kind of challenging. it had most of the ones i usually can't figure out. had to skip most of them. may be because i was getting tired of the game and didn't want to put in the effort. the end is set for a sequel. i have played the other ones, and i don't think i will any play anymore. try the demo and if you enjoy it, you will probably like the game. the whole game is like the first part. hints and skip buttons recharge really fast.
August 13, 2012
I got really bored with this game, it was too repetitive. I finished because I like to finish the games, but it took me a while since I would only play for a little while and then play something else.I did not listen to the sound. I prefer the HO adventure games.
March 28, 2012
I so wanted to like this game!!
I was excited to try the trial after reading the great reviews, but maybe I'm not as keen of eye as some others. I had a very hard time and really just didn't get it much. I didn't like having to find parts of objects...some hidden VERY well....and found myself using the hint button over and over. You have to find parts of objects in the room, then put them in their proper place when all parts are found. There are some mini games, but I didn't know until they were there that a part I'd been trying to find was in the puzzle when finished. I just didn't like the game much at all. I didn't even get through maybe 15 or 20 minutes of the game before I just gave up and deleted it. Sorry, I just didn't get the fun factor in this one. I really wanted to.....the graphics were beautiful.
August 8, 2012
Decent storyline doesn't compensate for boring play
It's a fragmented object game, not a hidden object game, so if you like FOGs, then go for it. Otherwise, give it a miss.
August 2, 2013
Too simple and totally boring.
March 20, 2013